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[Fiction] Friday #171

September 3, 2010

Fiction Friday

[Fiction] Friday prompt #171 for 3rd September, 2010

“Albert is Dead”

Along with romantic scenes, many writers find writing a scene which involves killing a character a challenge. Here is your chance to write a scene where a truly objectionable character dies.

Step 1. Go and read “Doggone” – a Friday Fiction first draft piece from a week ago.

Step 2. Decide who, what and how Albert dies. It may be accidental, a blundered break in, monster attack – or by one of the many characters within the short story who may or may not have a motive.

Step 3. Now write… You can choose to be as graphic or lyrical as you like, choose to show but not tell – or just tell it all.

The only rule is – Albert must be dead by the end of the story.

How Fiction Friday works. It’s easy to do.

  • Check this page for this week’s theme or challenge. Prompts are published each month to give you plenty of notice.
  • Spend at least 5 minutes composing something original based on the theme or challenge.
  • But, remember, no editing. This is to inspire creativity not stifle it.
  • On Friday, simply post what you wrote to your own blog..
  • If you utilise social networking, Tweet your story using our hashtag of #fictionfriday AND post it up onto Facebook.
  • Then come back to Write Anything and leave the link in the comment section below.
  • You may also like to Tweet other peoples links from this site as they are posted using the hashtag #fictionfriday afterwards.
  • To participate further, just go visit some of the other links left by other participants, read what they wrote, and leave a comment. Just be sure that your comment is constructive—this is, after all, a meme to give us all a little writing practice.
  • You may also like to Tweet other peoples links from this site as they are posted – and our hashtag of #fictionfriday

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  1. September 3, 2010 12:04 am

    It took a while for me to sit and write this one, but I had fun with it. Hoping to read some gory stories!!

  2. September 3, 2010 2:24 am

    Dear Annie,

    You asked for this.

    Don’t hold my morally culpable.


  3. September 3, 2010 2:26 am

    Dear Annie,

    Or rather what I meant to write was … don’t hold me morally culpable.


    “Culling in the Name of” …

  4. tmeiyii permalink
    September 3, 2010 4:15 am

    The deed is done:

  5. September 3, 2010 5:19 am

    This was just too much fun. I enjoyed working with another writer’s character again. And Albert was quite a character to work with. I also took great pleasure in murdering him. Is that wrong?

  6. laurarachelfox permalink
    September 3, 2010 5:24 am

    This was just too much fun. I enjoyed working with another writer’s character again. And what a character Albert is to work with. I also enjoyed murdering him. Is that wrong?

  7. iasa permalink
    September 3, 2010 6:58 am

    My first fiction friday.

  8. September 3, 2010 4:59 pm

    Once again I’ve not taken this subject as seriously as some of my fellow contributors have. But what the heck, writing should be fun and I sure had fun with this!

  9. September 4, 2010 12:40 am

    This is the first time I’ve tried this, so here goes:

    Enjoyed this no end!

  10. September 4, 2010 8:52 am

    Laura, I enjoy murdering all of my characters. If there is something eerily wrong with that … should we be committed?

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